Brexit will damage NHS funding, increase waiting times, and worsen staff shortages, report says

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Leaving the European Union could damage NHS funding, increase hospital waiting times, and worsen existing staffing shortages, according to report published on Wednesday. Leave campaigners pledged before the EU referendum that they would be able to commit an extra £350 million a week to the NHS by reclaiming a “Brexit dividend.” The report also said Brexit could also worsen existing NHS staff shortages if the government follows its pledge to cut immigration dramatically.

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